The dye sublimation paper technology

S-RACE dye sublimation paper - not just any heat transfer paper

A huge technological leap forward in the field of sublimation paper: S-RACE® dye sublimation paper is not just any heat transfer paper. It is in a league of its own due to the groundbreaking high-tech coating. The thick coating of the sublimation paper has a microporous structure and – together with the specially engineered base paper – functions as the perfect receiver of printed sublimation ink. This unique composition, with a high air permeability, provides the heat transfer paper with the ability to absorb and store the sublimation ink, like a sponge, very quickly and precisely. The sublimation ink is then released exactly in the position it has been printed by the sublimation printer – for perfect line sharpness and detailed reproduction sublimating your sublimation blanks.

Conventional dye sublimation papers or heat transfer papers have a swellable coating technology, that makes the sublimation print less precise. Swellable coatings are thinner with reduced air permeability. The ink lies on top of the sublimation paper and makes the coating swell, resulting in stronger bleeding and significantly slower drying sublimation prints.

In comparison, with S-RACE® and its extremely fast drying properties, subsequent production steps can be immediately started after the sublimation transfer – for efficient processes and higher productivity.


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The S-RACE microporous dye sublimation paper technology

How sublimation printing works in 3 simple steps

Sublimation Printing

Print on the S-RACE® microporous colour receiver layer with every standard water-based dye sublimation ink.

Sublimation ink absorption

The microporous colour receiver layer quickly absorbs huge amounts of ink .This results in quickest drying of print enabling the user to start subsequent production steps immediately and reach high optical densities.

Sublimation ink release

During the transfer process, the stored ink in the S-RACE® coating is activated earlier by the applied heat compared to swellable coatings . This results in quicker transfer times. The ink is then released exactly in the position it has been printed - for perfect line sharpness and detailed reproduction.

THE SECRET BEHIND S-RACE® 

Learn more about our sublimation paper with this explanation video